The MFA through its Technical Centre continues to present the Maltese coaches and their staff with technical instructional meetings to improve the level of our coaching personnel, their staff and thus help improve local football in general.
From the 23rd to the 25th May, the MFA Technical Centre will be organising a 3 day-programme which will serve as instructional meetings for local UEFA ‘A’ licensed coaches, goalkeepers’ coaches and football physical trainers.
For these instructional meetings the MFA Technical Centre has invited the well-known Serie ‘A’ coach Giampiero Ventura (formerly of Bari, Sampdoria, Napoli, Cagliari, Udinese and Messina, amongst other clubs) who will be accompanied by Salvatore Sullo (assistant coach formerly of Reggiana, Pescara and Messina), Giuseppe Zinetti (goalkeepers’ coach formerly of Roma, Pescara and Bologna) and Alessandro Innocenti (physical trainer formerly of Cagliari, Sampdoria and Bari).
Giampiero Ventura with his assistant Salvatore Sullo will give theoretical and practical sessions on the tactical changes in modern football.
Giuseppe Zinetti will give a practical session on goalkeeping whilst Alessandro Innocenti will give a practical session on the physical preparation in football.
Moreover, on the invitation of the Technical Centre three professional youth coaches who work for Serie ‘A’ clubs like Milan and Inter will be here on the same days.
Elio Garavaglia (Milan coach), Raffaele Ametrano (a former player of Napoli, Juventus and Messina) and Sergio Soldano (Inter coach), together with the MFA technical staff, will conduct training sessions with the academy footballers at Ta’ Qali training grounds.
Also these Italian coaches together with the staff coaches of the MFA Technical Centre, will, as from next season, start visiting our local nurseries to impart methods of training for the development of youth footballers.
During these days the MFA is also working to present our Maltese talent to scouts and officials who work with professional clubs throughout Europe.
The MFA believes that this is the way forward for local football and national teams to improve their level.